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Looks like we have a stack of things not identified! The policeman, Ryan's little thing with a hole, my metal shelf... Let's add another to the pile!

At a thrift store today I saw these, they interested me, I pad 50 cents per bundle for them, 3 bundles. Each bundle has 2 of the hooked parts, and one bar. No obvious way to make them hook together solidly, the end hooks on the bar are loose if you hook them over the hooky parts, the spaces aren't the right size to hold, the crack on the bar doesn't let the hooky parts through. They don't seem to work together at all. What on earth did I drag home?! I'm puzzled.



 
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That kit is to add a clothes rod to a closet; another tier, to hang skirts under tops, or other configuration like that.
 
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Carla Burke wrote:That kit is to add a clothes rod to a closet; another tier, to hang skirts under tops, or other configuration like that.


That's what I thought, and why I bought them. But they don't go together. They won't hold anything. It's all wiggly and floppy, no matter how I assemble it. I thought it would just lock together, it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?  Maybe it needs more pieces?
 
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I got my grandparents' old closet contraption like that. I'll try to see if staring at mine will help understand yours. It's in my kids' bedroom, so I won't be able to check until tomorrow.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:

Carla Burke wrote:That kit is to add a clothes rod to a closet; another tier, to hang skirts under tops, or other configuration like that.


That's what I thought, and why I bought them. But they don't go together. They won't hold anything. It's all wiggly and floppy, no matter how I assemble it. I thought it would just lock together, it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?  Maybe it needs more pieces?



They tend to be wiggly & floppy, until they have a relatively balanced weight of clothes on them. I've had some that were so pathetic, I gave up on the cross bar, and just used the vertical pieces to put hangars through, on their own.
 
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I mean like... If I put the cross bar in the way it looks like it goes, it can flop 1/2 inch each way. It sits at a 45 degree angle. Maybe I'm missing parts.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I mean like... If I put the cross bar in the way it looks like it goes, it can flop 1/2 inch each way. It sits at a 45 degree angle. Maybe I'm missing parts.



That's all the parts I've ever seen them with...
 
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Carla Burke wrote:

Pearl Sutton wrote:I mean like... If I put the cross bar in the way it looks like it goes, it can flop 1/2 inch each way. It sits at a 45 degree angle. Maybe I'm missing parts.



That's all the parts I've ever seen them with...


Odd. They look well designed, well made, I can't imagine making them to not work right. They could have saved money in manufacturing by making it smaller so it works right. If this is what they are selling, they need to redesign it, they are wasting a lot of metal for no good purpose. I'm puzzled.
 
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Sounds as if you could try making some wooden spacers to take up the slack? Or at least block some of the wobbliness?
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Sounds as if you could try making some wooden spacers to take up the slack? Or at least block some of the wobbliness?


If I have to I'll get weird at them. They just look like they should work... but don't.
 
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Yup. They're weird & poorly designed. Pearl - maybe you could make your fortune, on a redoux!
 
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Carla Burke wrote:Yup. They're weird & poorly designed. Pearl - maybe you could make your fortune, on a redoux!


I can design it. You market it. I hate sales :)
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:

Carla Burke wrote:Yup. They're weird & poorly designed. Pearl - maybe you could make your fortune, on a redoux!


I can design it. You market it. I hate sales :)



Hmmmm...
 
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Okay, this may be too easy, but ...



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F Agricola wrote:
Okay, this may be too easy, but ...




Isn't that a nut cracker?
 
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Ryan M Miller wrote:

F Agricola wrote:
Okay, this may be too easy, but ...




Isn't that a nut cracker?



Perhaps it could be used for that - coconut?!

But, sorry, no.
 
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I think it's something to help remove tight jar lids?  
It even looks like there is a space for smaller lids...

I want one
 
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Judith Browning wrote:I think it's something to help remove tight jar lids?  
It even looks like there is a space for smaller lids...

I want one




BINGO!

Someone please give the lady an Apple!

Yep, I use it regularly - it's probably the best low-tech device in the kitchen.

It covers four sizes, from very small to big, so pretty much all domestic jars.

 
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Judith Browning wrote:I think it's something to help remove tight jar lids?  
It even looks like there is a space for smaller lids...

I want one




BINGO!

Someone please give the lady an Apple!

Yep, I use it regularly - it's probably the best low-tech device in the kitchen.



I've had various ones that don't work so well, including a wooden handled one with a leather strap that fits around the jar lid and can easily adjust to different sizes.  I had hopes for that one but it did not work for me.  I used to always be blaming my husband for screwing the lids back on too tight and have finally realized its all me and years of weaving wear on my joints.

I'll have to start looking for one like yours...
 
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Extra-Wide-JAR-OPENER-Containers-Bottle-Lid-Twist-Flexible-Multi-Tool-RRP-24/182655294142?epid=25004808686&hash=item2a871a9abe:g:X7QAAOSwpTJbuJ07

FYI: That's about $US20 delivered. Kinda expensive, but lasts a lifetime.

 
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Judith: check the second hand stores. I have one, I know I have seen others.
It's a good jar opener for small lids, but I don't like it for large ones (which is what I have most issues with.) My favorite for big lids is an oil filter wrench from Harbor Freight, only works on big jars, but does them LOVELY!
 
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It opens on the side is all I know.
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It opens on the side
It opens on the side
 
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We need more pictures!  
Very heavy casting. Looks like it was made to lift out of its cradle.  
What does the inside look like ?
Sort of resembles old mining equipment , but I don't think its that.
Don't see a drive system but it sure looks like it rotates.
Yup, definitely need more photos
 
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thomas rubino wrote:We need more pictures!  
Very heavy casting. Looks like it was made to lift out of its cradle.  
What does the inside look like ?
Sort of resembles old mining equipment , but I don't think its that.
Don't see a drive system but it sure looks like it rotates.
Yup, definitely need more photos



I will try to get some! A friend sent me this picture asking what I thought it was since I'm a chef and he thought it might be kitchen related.  My first guess was rock tumbler.
 
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